In certain areas of Texas, home sale prices are being kept secret, reports the Dallas Morning News. Five states -- Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming -- do not require prices to be disclosed, which can skew data that real estate agents, appraisers and economists use to track the housing market.
Also, for-profit schools are taking advantage of Michigan's growing number of unemployed workers, according to a Detroit Free Press investigation. "Students have paid thousands of tuition dollars to walk away with nothing," the paper reports. Michigan's unemployment rate reached 14.1 percent in May.